The influence of flow forming on the precipitation characteristics of Al2024 alloys

Karakaş A., Fenercioğlu T. O., YALÇINKAYA T.

Materials Letters, vol.299, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 299
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matlet.2021.130066
  • Journal Name: Materials Letters
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Metallurgy, Flow forming, Precipitation, Metal forming and shaping, CU-MG ALLOYS, COLD DEFORMATION
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Elsevier B.V.Aluminum alloys are heat treated for better specific strength. In certain cases, an intermediate cold work is applied between solution heat treatment and aging. In this study, a specific tube forming technique called flow forming is applied as the intermediate cold work to produce Al2024-T8 grade tubes, resulting in enhancement of mechanical properties. The correlation between the amount of cold work and final mechanical properties is studied through tensile tests, SEM and XRD. The study is concluded with a discussion on the impact of precipitations and phases on the obtained improvements.